Obituaries

Rosa M. Garcia - 50

7/24/1966 - 3/21/2017
Country Club Hills and Chicago Heights Rosa M. Garcia nee Perez, age 50, Longtime Country Club Hills and Chicago Heights Resident. At the age of 8 in 1974 Migrated with her family from Cedral , San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Graduate Bloom...

Concordia M. "Connie" Piunti-Nowocin - 96

5/19/1920 - 3/21/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Concordia M. “Connie” Piunti-Nowocin nee Santostefano, age 96. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Connie enjoyed her year’s waitressing at Savoia’s Restaurant and Idlewild Country Club, and...

Gloria A. Barrett nee Christofanelli - 82

10/18/1934 - 3/18/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Gloria Barrett nee Christofanelli, age 82. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Bloom HS Class of 1954. Gloria worked for over 45 years as an X-Ray Technician at Suburban Heights Clinic/WellGroup and...

Anthony J. - 93

7/6/1923 - 3/15/2017
Longtime Calumet City Anthony J. “Midge” Granato age 93, Longtime Calumet City resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired Electrician from Stauffer Chemical Co. World War II US Army Veteran....

Michael J. Maglis - 91

8/27/1925 - 3/13/2017
Lansing resident formerly of Roseland and Kensington Michael J. Maglis, age 91. Longtime Lansing resident formerly of Roseland/Kensington neighborhood. Former proprietor of Village Carpets in Lansing. Member of Chicago District Council of Carpenters....

Edward Gerald Nicholson - 85

5/1/1931 - 3/11/2017
Flossmoor Dr. Edward Gerald Nicholson Jr., a longtime resident of Flossmoor, Illinois succumbed to illness on Sunday March 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois/Lincoln Park while in the midst of long term care...

Mary A. Crews - 83

3/11/1933 - 3/9/2017
Steger Mary A. Crews nee Hill age 83. Longtime Steger resident, born and raised in Crayne, Kentucky. Wife of Jesse C. Crews. Mother of Bonnie (Bruce) Damm, James (Maria) and Gary (Colleen) Crews....

Mildred Jean Stefani - 85

9/18/1931 - 3/9/2017
Chicago Heights Mildred Jean Stefani nee Corkery age 85. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Roseland/Holy Rosary Parish. Mercy High School graduate. Mildred was a Bridal Consultant for Margie’s...

Jan Nehf - 59

9/15/1957 - 3/8/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Jan Nehf nee Condon, age 59. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident and Cubs fan. Longtime Special Education teacher at grammar schools throughout Will and Kankakee Counties. Graduate of Eastern...

Dominic J. Sesto - 90

3/17/1926 - 3/5/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Dominic J. “Mac” Sesto, age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 40 years as Executive Vice-President of Personal Finance Company. Husband for 56 years of Carolyn nee Corsino....

Beatrice Lucille Gelsosomo - 81

10/1/1935 - 3/4/2017
Flossmoor formerly of Matteson Beatrice Lucille Gelsosomo nee McMahel age 81. Flossmoor resident formerly of Matteson. Loving wife for 60 years to John Luke Gelsosomo, whom she worked along side at their company John and Sons...

Kristen Jean Kunst - 41

11/7/1975 - 3/3/2017
Frankfort, IL Formerly of Thornton Kristen Jean Kunst. Age 41. Frankfort resident formerly of Thornton. Graduate of Thornwood High School Class of 1993. Daughter of Judith nee Paolino and Thomas Kunst. Sister of Kimberly (Robert)...

Kenneth D. Blue - 86

2/3/1931 - 3/2/2017
Chicago Heights Kenneth D. Blue age 86. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Retired from Federal Sign and Signal Corp after 38 years of service. Member of IBEW Local 134. Coach for St Agnes Catholic School...

Beulah Y. Rito - 94

7/21/1922 - 3/2/2017
Chicago Heights Beulah Y. Rito age 94. Retired Supervisor for Patsy Ann Cookie Company. Daughter of the late Madeline nee Martino and Daniel Rito. Sister of the late Louise (late Anthony) Anastasia-LaMorte,...

Timothy M. Walsh - 63

7/12/1953 - 3/1/2017
Beecher Timothy M. Walsh age 63. Beecher resident formerly of Lake Havasu Arizona and Chicago Heights. Retired from Childrens Plus after 37 years of service. Avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Father of...

Frank J. Braccolino - 96

6/6/1920 - 2/26/2017
South Holland and Roseland Frank J. Braccolino. Age 96, Orland Park resident formerly South Holland and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. World War II Army Veteran 9th Armor. Husband of the late Florence nee Contus. Father...

Dale M. Geary - 59

7/19/1957 - 2/25/2017
Homewood-Flossmoor Dale M. Geary, age 59. Longtime Homewood-Flossmoor resident formerly of Markham. Managing Director for 28 years at Sperco Associates. Husband of Jane nee Burnett. Father of John Geary. Son of the...

Yolanda Jean Codini - 76

7/8/1940 - 2/23/2017
Tinley Park and Beecher Yolanda Jean Codini nee Krupa age 76. Tinley Park resident formerly of Beecher. Wife of the late John Codini and Raymond Hernandez. Mother of Debbie (William) Hansing, Shannon Cheney, Joseph...

William H. Matthews Jr. - 76

2/5/1941 - 2/21/2017
Chicago Heights William H. Matthews Jr. age 76. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, formerly of Posen. Born and raised in Monroe, NC. Proud member of IBEW Local 9, with over 30 years of service. Bill enjoyed his...

Elizabeth M. Parker - 89

4/12/1927 - 2/21/2017
Roseland and Ingleside Elizabeth M. Parker nee Frigo, age 89. Native of Chicago’s Roseland area. Longtime resident of Ingleside, IL. Formerly of Matteson. Wife of the late Donald Parker. Mother of Gayle (Tom)...

John J. Kutta - 86

5/8/1930 - 2/17/2017
Chicago Heights John J. Kutta, age 86. Korean War Veteran, U.S. Air Force - Member 509th Bomber Wing. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Southside. Retired from Continental Bank/Bank of...

Concetta J. Tieri - 77

5/4/1939 - 2/17/2017
Lifelong Steger resident Concetta J. ”Connie” Tieri nee Fushi, age 77. Lifelong Steger resident. Wife of the late Frank “Bugs” Tieri Jr. Mother of Beth (Rich) Lojko and Phyllis Tieri. Grandmother of Michelle (John)...

Joseph "Joey" Vinezeano, Jr. - 43

6/14/1973 - 2/14/2017
Park Forest Joseph J. “Joey” Vinezeano, Jr., age 43. Lifelong Park Forest resident. Graduate of Rich East High School. Joey enjoyed participating as a Special Olympics athelete, dancing, swimming, and his...

Anthony Mikutis - 55

6/3/1961 - 2/13/2017
Oak Lawn Anthony J. Mikutis, age 55, Deputy Sheriff, Cook County Sheriff’s Department with over 20 years of service. Longtime Oak Lawn resident formerly of Chicago. Quigley South H.S. graduate. Husband of...

Lydia Panozzo - 96

7/4/1920 - 2/12/2017
Glenwood Lydia Panozzo nee Medici age 96. Longtime Glenwood resident formerly of Roseland. Native of Asiago, Prov. Vicenza, Italy. Wife of the late John Peter Panozzo. Mother of John Panozzo and the late...

Anthony Travaglini - 79

10/6/1937 - 2/12/2017
Chicago Heights Anthony Travaglini age 79. Longtime Chicago Heights resident native of San Benedetto del Tronto, Pr. Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Retired Inspector for Ford Stamping Plant, Chicago Heights. Member UAW...

Dominick "Dom" Izzo - 39

2/14/1977 - 2/12/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights rsident Dominick ”Dom” Izzo. Age 39. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1995. Loyal employee of Cintas Corporation for 20 years. Husband of Meredith nee Graves....

David R. Nardella - 47

12/7/1969 - 2/8/2017
Orland Park David R. Nardella, age 47, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning Feb. 8th in Orland Park. Dave was born and raised in Chicago Heights. He was a 1988 graduate of Bloom High School and 1992...

Marie Guidici - 89

4/6/1927 - 2/6/2017
Tinley Park Marie Guidici nee D’Onofrio, age 89. Tinley Park resident formerly of South Holland and Roseland. Sherwin-Williams Paint Company. Wife of the late Alexander E. “Gene” Guidici. Mother of Nancy...

Gregory Francis Farrell - 55

6/19/1961 - 2/6/2017
Longtime Blue Island resident formerly of Glenwood Gregory Francis Farrell, age 55. Longtime Blue Island resident, born and raised in Glenwood. A Sheet Metal worker serving the commercial HVAC industry, Greg had over 25 years of service for Admiral...

Norma "Phyllis" Merisko - 84

5/11/1932 - 2/4/2017
Chicago Heights Norma “Phyllis” Merisko, age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 52 years of the late Stephen J. Merisko. Mother of Michael (Linda), Cynthia (James) Barry, Mark (Karen) and Martin...

Roseann Wells - 66

2/24/1950 - 2/2/2017
Highland, IN Roseann Wells nee Serama, age 66. Highland , IN resident formerly of Sauk Village, Calumet City and Pullman. Active member of Crossroads BMW Motorcycle Club. Former driver for Kickert Bus...

Agnese Maria Crestani - 94

3/17/1922 - 2/2/2017
Chicago Heights Agnese Maria Crestani nee Bonometti age 94. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Costermano, Pr. Verona, Italy. Master seamstress and homemaker. Wife of the late Lino Crestani. Mother of...

Pasqualina "Pat" Kudra - 93

8/12/1923 - 2/1/2017
Chicago Heights Pasqualina “Pat” J. Kudra nee Angelini age 93. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after over 20 years of service at St. James Hospital, Dietary Services Dept. Wife of the late Casimer...

Paul J. Sweeney - 71

6/6/1945 - 2/1/2017
Chicago Heights formerly of Homewood Paul J. Sweeney age 71. Longtime Homewood and Chicago Heights resident. Husband for 43 years of Sandra nee Melei. Father of Victoria “Torrie” Sweeney. Brother of Dennis (Helen) Sweeney....

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